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Helper-Harvestman commented on picture ID 89086.

Could be the Huntsman Spider, Heteropoda venatoria. Those dark markings on the carapace seem familiar.... Discussion Thread

July 9, 2020
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Helper-Harvestman commented on picture ID 114922.

Oh, wow. I've never heard of this 'live pics' idea, but it seems reasonable. Like a GIF?I've seen moths with pretty bright eyeshine, but I haven't seen a lot of spiders with it. Someone on here was advising looking around the bases of trees with a flashlight at night to find fishing spiders.A friend of mine keeps a trail camera with infrared lights and occasionally catches wildlife on it. The... Discussion Thread

July 9, 2020
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Noreen46ns commented on picture ID 112777.

It looks like a golden rod crab spider. I have only ever found 2 but they're one of my favorite spiders. They can change color from white to a yellow/ green color.... Discussion Thread

July 9, 2020
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Putgas06 commented on picture ID 115265.

Found it, it's an orchard orb, leucauge venusta... Discussion Thread

July 9, 2020
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Nightlobster commented on picture ID 115279.

Venusta Orchard Spider (Leucauge venusta)? ... Discussion Thread

July 9, 2020
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FormerArachnophobe commented on picture ID 115251.

Possibly Scytodes longipes, a Spitting spiderhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scytodes_longipes?wprov=sfti1... Discussion Thread

July 9, 2020
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FormerArachnophobe commented on picture ID 115269.

I would also guess M. oblongus.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Misumessus?wprov=sfti1... Discussion Thread

July 9, 2020
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FormerArachnophobe commented on picture ID 115257.

Or also possibly a Noble False Widow, S. nobilis.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steatoda_nobilis?wprov=sfti1... Discussion Thread

July 9, 2020
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FormerArachnophobe commented on picture ID 115267.

Concur... Discussion Thread

July 9, 2020
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FormerArachnophobe commented on picture ID 115265.

Possibly a Long-bodied Cellar Spider, Pholcus phalangioides.... Discussion Thread

July 9, 2020
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HsvCritterJunkie commented on picture ID 115257.

I’m in the states but it looks like the False Black Widow (Steatoda grossa).... Discussion Thread

July 9, 2020
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Putgas06 commented on picture ID 115265.

What is it ??... Discussion Thread

July 9, 2020
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FormerArachnophobe commented on picture ID 115263.

Yet another face-hugger from the Aliens movies.... Discussion Thread

July 9, 2020
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lbagwell commented on picture ID 115259.

Dolomedes Albineus White Banded Fishing Spider - Dolomedes is more than likely it....I found some more pics ....thanks for the help...just wanted to know if it was poisonous ... Discussion Thread

July 9, 2020
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FormerArachnophobe commented on picture ID 115259.

The genus is definitely more common around bodies of water, but they can also be found in woody areas. It is also easy to confuse wolf spiders and fishing spiders...some species can look similar, but I don’t think this is a Wolf.... Discussion Thread

July 9, 2020
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FormerArachnophobe commented on picture ID 115235.

Possibly a Furrow Orb Weaver, Larinioides cornutus. I am not 100%, however. Lots of Orb Weavers with very similar colors and patterns.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larinioides_cornutus?wprov=sfti1... Discussion Thread

July 9, 2020
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lbagwell commented on picture ID 115259.

I am not around water....does that matter?... Discussion Thread

July 9, 2020
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lbagwell commented on picture ID 115231.

mine looks like this but gray and black...did you find out what its called?... Discussion Thread

July 9, 2020
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FormerArachnophobe commented on picture ID 115259.

Well, your photograph isn’t very clear. It could be a White-Banded Fishing spider, which are more gray and black and also found in Arkansas.... Discussion Thread

July 9, 2020
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FormerArachnophobe commented on picture ID 115249.

I think this is a Zebra Jumping spider, Salticus scenicus.Salticidae (Jumping spiders) account for about 10% of all spider species, which is the largest family of spiders in the world. Very common in N. America, but I have yet to see a Zebra Spider other than in photographs. Jumpers tend to be very curious spiders, many with eyesight as acute as a cat’s!https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ze... Discussion Thread

July 9, 2020
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lbagwell commented on picture ID 115259.

no...thats not it..its dark grey and black....no patterns... Discussion Thread

July 9, 2020
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FormerArachnophobe commented on picture ID 115259.

Probably a Dark Fishing Spider, Dolomedes tenebrosus Hentzhttps://arthropod.uark.edu/dark-fishing-spider/... Discussion Thread

July 9, 2020
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Neatrianty commented on picture ID 115161.

what the fuck... Discussion Thread

July 9, 2020
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ILSE1960 commented on picture ID 115253.

Anyone know what spider this is... Discussion Thread

July 9, 2020
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Wendave70 commented on picture ID 114922.

I wish we could upload the live pics from I phone. When Mom moved they looked like they were blinking lights. Thanks for the comment!... Discussion Thread

July 9, 2020
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Noodle commented on picture ID 115229.

Loxosceles reclusa (brown recluse) or loxosceles rufescens (mediterranean recluse) is my guess. I'm sure someone here will know for certain, but either way I'd get it as far away from children (and myself) as possible.I would say it is certainly some type of loxosceles, which means its bite is likely to be at least slightly problematic.... Discussion Thread

July 9, 2020
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Noodle commented on picture ID 115237.

I don't know what it is but it's definitely not a brown recluse. It looks more like some kind of wolf spider to me.... Discussion Thread

July 9, 2020
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BobbyEller commented on picture ID 115237.

It was climbing the wall in my living room i just hope and pray they're not too poisonous because it seems we have a bit of an infestation on our hands and have had to kill at least 5 per day and this is where my girlfriend and I sleep each night along with our two small dogs... Discussion Thread

July 9, 2020
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Spidergirl28 commented on picture ID 115233.

Does anyone know what kind of spider this is... Discussion Thread

July 9, 2020
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MySpiderOwnsAJeep commented on picture ID 115231.

It was not found in a web. I'm not sure why that changed when I saved. I don't know how to edit my file.... Discussion Thread

July 8, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 115161.

Just say "No" to social media. Try the Google Lens app on these kind of things so you'll discover that it's a lame prank and we're getting loads of photos of this FaceHugger. We don't do fictional arthropods.... Discussion Thread

July 8, 2020
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Helper-Harvestman commented on picture ID 115181.

Fantastic! I'd love to see it!... Discussion Thread

July 8, 2020
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Helper-Harvestman commented on picture ID 107832.

Wow, that is stunning. It looks like you have the Asian Hermit Spider, Nephilengys malabarensis. It does have some similar markings to a brown widow. It's actually classified in Family Araneidae, with the orb-weavers, which I find puzzling. iNaturalist has pictures of both the female and the male: https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/148029-Nephilengys-malabarensis/browse_photos... Discussion Thread

July 8, 2020
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Deanooooh11 commented on picture ID 115181.

We had one of those in our flowers last year. Amazing, change color to whatever flower they may be in. I will try find the photo, but ours was in a yellow flower and eating a bumble bee by the head. What an ambush!... Discussion Thread

July 8, 2020
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Helper-Harvestman commented on picture ID 115179.

You're very welcome. Sleep well. :-)... Discussion Thread

July 8, 2020
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Helper-Harvestman commented on picture ID 72549.

Nice photo! Just based off of a cursory examination, I'd say Araneus diadematus, the Cross Orb-weaver. It's common throughout Europe and increasingly North America as well.... Discussion Thread

July 8, 2020
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Deanooooh11 commented on picture ID 115179.

Thank you H-H, my wifey was worried about it. After researching now she can sleep tonight haha. Very cool spider, is free to roam now out in our bushes... Discussion Thread

July 8, 2020
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Helper-Harvestman commented on picture ID 108244.

I'm inclined to agree with you. Sorry no one got back to you sooner - we're pretty swamped sometimes.... Discussion Thread

July 8, 2020
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Helper-Harvestman commented on picture ID 54806.

I'm guessing Leucauge argentina, one of the Silver Orb-weavers.... Discussion Thread

July 8, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 115191.

Yes she is! Larinioides cornutus.... Discussion Thread

July 8, 2020
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Helper-Harvestman commented on picture ID 40750.

Hey there. This looks like a Widow Spider (Genus Latrodectus), possibly the Brown Widow, Latrodectus geometricus.... Discussion Thread

July 8, 2020
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Helper-Harvestman commented on picture ID 115187.

Only the moderator can make identifications official here, so all new submissions remain 'unidentified' until the mod gets around to them. Very nice iridescence!... Discussion Thread

July 8, 2020
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KCriss commented on picture ID 115187.

The submission didn’t allow me opportunity to name the species and genus or it would be identified.... Discussion Thread

July 8, 2020
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maraf commented on picture ID 115163.

Thanks!... Discussion Thread

July 8, 2020
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Helper-Harvestman commented on picture ID 115102.

Absolutely no chance. (No worries.) I would guess it to be Family Cheiracanthiidae, the Prowling Spiders.... Discussion Thread

July 8, 2020
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Helper-Harvestman commented on picture ID 115122.

I don't know what this is, but I find it intriguing. I'd love to hear what you come up with for an ID.... Discussion Thread

July 8, 2020
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Helper-Harvestman commented on picture ID 115163.

Yes, this is Argiope aurantia, the Black and Yellow Garden Spider. It is harmless and indeed beneficial, since orb-weavers consume large numbers of flying insects including disease-carrying mosquitoes.... Discussion Thread

July 8, 2020
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Helper-Harvestman commented on picture ID 115175.

Hi there! This is Argiope aurantia, the Black and Yellow Garden Orb-weaver!... Discussion Thread

July 8, 2020
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Helper-Harvestman commented on picture ID 115179.

This resembles Sergiolus montanus very much.... Discussion Thread

July 8, 2020
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Helper-Harvestman commented on picture ID 103884.

Hi there! This is a jumping spider, possibly Phidipuus otiosus, the Canopy Jumper. Jumping spiders use their agility and sharp eyesight to stalk their prey.... Discussion Thread

July 8, 2020
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Helper-Harvestman commented on picture ID 104152.

I agree with Maryrobinson. If you want the bee/wasp prey item identified, I would recommend BugGuide.net, as they have insect specialists.... Discussion Thread

July 8, 2020
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Helper-Harvestman commented on picture ID 104220.

This looks like a juvenile or male Black Widow, possibly Latrodectus mactans, the Southern Black Widow.... Discussion Thread

July 8, 2020
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Helper-Harvestman commented on picture ID 114900.

Ah. Yeah, the Prowling Spiders are new to me. Thanks!... Discussion Thread

July 8, 2020
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Helper-Harvestman commented on picture ID 104236.

I would guess Trichonephila fenestrata, the Hairy Golden Weaver. Nice perspective on the web!... Discussion Thread

July 8, 2020
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 114900.

I don't think it is, but maybe a similar species of Prowling Spider, like Clubonia.... Discussion Thread

July 8, 2020
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Helper-Harvestman commented on picture ID 104280.

This looks like an insect - observe the large, multifaceted eyes, flat back with wings, and six legs rather than eight. I'd say it's a fly, but for more specific identification, I would recommend posting it to BugGuide.net, as they have insect specialists.... Discussion Thread

July 8, 2020
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Helper-Harvestman commented on picture ID 114277.

Hey there! I'm pretty sure this is an insect, possibly an assassin bug nymph. I would recommend posting it to BugGuide.net for identification, as they have insect specialists.... Discussion Thread

July 8, 2020
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Helper-Harvestman commented on picture ID 114820.

I agree with you - Dysdera crocata, the Woodlouse Hunter, is likely. Haha - cats. I used to have a cat who brought a live beetle into the house. Every time I tried taking it away, he picked it up and carried it to a different room to play with it there. Quite the ordeal to get it away from him. Now I keep my cats inside.... Discussion Thread

July 8, 2020
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Helper-Harvestman commented on picture ID 114834.

I recommend trying BugGuide.net for identification - they have insect specialists who can help you with it!... Discussion Thread

July 8, 2020
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Helper-Harvestman commented on picture ID 114844.

Good work! This is indeed Steatoda triangulosa, the Triangulate Cobweb Spider. They are known to kill and eat Black Widows.... Discussion Thread

July 8, 2020
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Helper-Harvestman commented on picture ID 114867.

Wow - nice shot!... Discussion Thread

July 8, 2020
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Helper-Harvestman commented on picture ID 114865.

For a start, this is from Genus Argiope, the Garden Orb-weavers. :-)... Discussion Thread

July 8, 2020
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Helper-Harvestman commented on picture ID 114863.

You are correct in identifying this spider as Leucauge venusta, the Orchard Orb-weaver. All orb-weavers are benign, being capable of biting but reluctant, and possessing weak (to us) venom that may cause irritation and discomfort but no damage. That's an excellent porch friend to protect you from the mosquitoes! I love its luminous markings.... Discussion Thread

July 8, 2020
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Helper-Harvestman commented on picture ID 114900.

I'm guessing Cheiracanthium mildei, the Long-legged Sac Spider.... Discussion Thread

July 8, 2020
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Helper-Harvestman commented on picture ID 114922.

Great eyeshine! I love the sparkles.... Discussion Thread

July 8, 2020
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Helper-Harvestman commented on picture ID 114924.

Family Tetragnathidae, the Long-jawed Orb-weavers?... Discussion Thread

July 8, 2020
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Helper-Harvestman commented on picture ID 114968.

Any chance it could be a juvenile Salticus scenicus, the Zebra Jumper? It seems pretty translucent for an adult spider.... Discussion Thread

July 8, 2020
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Helper-Harvestman commented on picture ID 107362.

I think this is Philaeus chrysops, the Red-bellied Jumping Spider.... Discussion Thread

July 8, 2020
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Helper-Harvestman commented on picture ID 114978.

My guess is Araniella cucurbita, the Cucumber Green Spider, an orb-weaver. It could be any number of other Araniella species, though - there are tons of them in Europe.... Discussion Thread

July 8, 2020
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peithecelt commented on picture ID 114974.

More pics availablehttp://imgur.com/gallery/2FnhjuAhttp://imgur.com/gallery/EEU5kFSThe second gallery has more detail. (the kFS one)..... Discussion Thread

July 8, 2020
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Helper-Harvestman commented on picture ID 114980.

Hey there, no worries. This looks like Steatoda grossa, the False Black Widow. Their bites can cause some systemic symptoms, similar to a Black Widow but significantly milder, but leave no permanent damage. I would put it somewhere it can be dry, like a rock pile or junk pile - perfect for tangle webs.... Discussion Thread

July 8, 2020
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Helper-Harvestman commented on picture ID 115096.

Definitely Latrodectus (Widow Spiders), likely one of the species known in South Africa as "button spiders." Species with a range in your area include Latrodectus cinctus (East Coast Button Spider), L. geometricus (Brown Widow, markings seem unlikely), L. indistinctus (West Coast Button Spider), L. karrooensis (Karroo Button Spider), L. renivulvatus (Inland Black Button Spider), L. rhodesiensis (Z... Discussion Thread

July 8, 2020
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Helper-Harvestman commented on picture ID 115159.

Fantastic photo! This is from the genus Leucauge, the Silver Orb-weavers. Based on your location, it might be either Leucauge argyrobapta, the Mabel Orchard Orb-weaver, or Leucauge argyra.... Discussion Thread

July 8, 2020
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Helper-Harvestman commented on picture ID 115130.

Hey there! This looks like a juvenile Argiope aurantia, the Black and Yellow Garden Spider.... Discussion Thread

July 8, 2020
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maraf commented on picture ID 115163.

I think I found it in a spider guide--a common, harmless garden spider!... Discussion Thread

July 8, 2020
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Bradedwards22 commented on picture ID 115153.

I thought Emerald Jumping spider because if the green...... Discussion Thread

July 8, 2020
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Helper-Harvestman commented on picture ID 114038.

That's really neat. I wouldn't have expected dog hair to make a soft material. Somehow dog fur has always felt rough and coarse to me. Maybe I just haven't pet the right dogs yet.There's a place near me that does alpaca wool - they grow and dye it themselves. It's really soft and beautiful but costs an arm and a leg. My mom used to have an angora rabbit sweater - until she discovered she's aller... Discussion Thread

July 8, 2020
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Helper-Harvestman commented on picture ID 114038.

Thank you, I will!... Discussion Thread

July 8, 2020
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Helper-Harvestman commented on picture ID 114510.

Oh, no. What a mess. The URL does work, though.... Discussion Thread

July 8, 2020
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Helper-Harvestman commented on picture ID 114510.

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July 8, 2020
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Helper-Harvestman commented on picture ID 114510.

Oh, no. My ASCII representation didn't work.... Discussion Thread

July 8, 2020
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Helper-Harvestman commented on picture ID 114510.

You are so welcome!Eh, we're all learning. It's not like I'm a professional arachnologist like some of the members on this site.Jumping spiders are very fun and often curious. I've heard they will chase laser pointers. My favorite jumping spider experience was when one saw me and started dancing, putting its little banded legs up in the air rhythmically. The dance went something like this. It... Discussion Thread

July 8, 2020
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bridget1476 commented on picture ID 115138.

first impression: mouse spider, except your spider looks more slender and seems to have a similar build (not coloration) to the woodlouse hunter.Possibly some sort of funnel web spider.Whatever it is, It looks like it hasn't eaten in a bit. the abdomen looks like a deflated balloon.... Discussion Thread

July 8, 2020
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bridget1476 commented on picture ID 115146.

can someone please make me a mod so i can start banning this photo... Discussion Thread

July 8, 2020
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bridget1476 commented on picture ID 115153.

jumping spider. possibly a tan jumping spider but It's throwing me off that its not as fuzzy as the one in my profile picture that I also think is a tan jumping spider... Discussion Thread

July 8, 2020
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KraftQueen65 commented on picture ID 114038.

There’s a whole other world out there when it comes to spinning the coats of other animals that most wouldn’t think typical. Especially dog. Supposed lay it spins up beautifully, soft, and very dense for warmth. I tend to stick with wool from sheep, goat, rabbit, etc.... Discussion Thread

July 8, 2020
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KraftQueen65 commented on picture ID 114038.

You are correct in the use of mineral fibers and the toxicology of asbestos and even the rest of what would be considered mineral. It’s a whole different world that I’ve barely had time to explore. I love the idea of using the natural materials for your artwork. Keep experimenting. The success will come to you soon!... Discussion Thread

July 8, 2020
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LittleSlingLover commented on picture ID 115098.

Yeah seems to be. I would say Pterinochilus lugardi.... Discussion Thread

July 8, 2020
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Sudhir1234 commented on picture ID 115088.

Thanks for your time and help... Discussion Thread

July 8, 2020
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FormerArachnophobe commented on picture ID 115118.

This is a Solfugid, wind scorpion, sun spider, Camel spider. It’s an arachnid with lots of names but not an actual spider, scorpion nor camel. I am not sure what specific species.Ferocious looking, but no venom glands.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solifugae?wprov=sfti1... Discussion Thread

July 8, 2020
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FormerArachnophobe commented on picture ID 115100.

My best guess, but I am still a novice and learning many European and UK species. Nice photo.... Discussion Thread

July 8, 2020
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FormerArachnophobe commented on picture ID 115026.

Cellar Spider, Pholcidae, I am not sure which species.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pholcidae?wprov=sfti1... Discussion Thread

July 8, 2020
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rogbiz commented on picture ID 115100.

Many thanks, I wondered but it didn't look like the pictures I found and I wasn't sure how variable they could be.... Discussion Thread

July 8, 2020
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Robii1485 commented on picture ID 106025.

Unless it’s a juvenile Western black widow then yea... Discussion Thread

July 8, 2020
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Robii1485 commented on picture ID 106025.

That’s actually a Brown Widow. The western widow is what’s called a true widow and is completely black with a red hour glass. The southern widow is smaller than most and is also black with red hourglass however the also have 3-4 red or orange red dots in a straight line on the top. The brown widow as pictured is obviously brown and with have geometric patches on the top. Those patches can rang... Discussion Thread

July 8, 2020
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FormerArachnophobe commented on picture ID 115088.

I’ve really enjoyed your photos! You have submitted several species I have never seen!... Discussion Thread

July 8, 2020
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Sudhir1234 commented on picture ID 115088.

Thanks for your time and help to identify the picture. May I say that there is a seasonal changes in the colour pattern or during the laying down the egg purse. I searched so many Oxyopes but not seen such a beautiful coloration.... Discussion Thread

July 8, 2020
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FormerArachnophobe commented on picture ID 115042.

I’m a bit conflicted about Crab Spiders as they tend to prey on pollinators and bees are already having auch a difficult time.However, Darwin knew what he was talking about, huh? ... Discussion Thread

July 8, 2020
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FormerArachnophobe commented on picture ID 115080.

Concur. They are all over Oklahoma at the moment, also.... Discussion Thread

July 8, 2020
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FormerArachnophobe commented on picture ID 115082.

Maybe a False Widow, Steatoda grossa.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steatoda_grossa?wprov=sfti1... Discussion Thread

July 8, 2020